Tag: legal history

Judicial Federalism in Australia book forum: The Hon William Gummow AC

Professor Gummow provides the first set of remarks in this special forum which accompanies the launch of: Gabrielle Appleby, Anna Olijnyk, James Stellios and John Williams, Judicial Federalism in Australia: History, Theory, Doctrine and Practice. To see all posts, Read the rest

Judicial Federalism in Australia book forum: Authors’ Response

Gabrielle Appleby, Anna Olijnyk, James Stellios and John Williams, respond to reflections by the Hon William Gummow AC, Dr Brendan Lim, Professor Sarah Murray and Professor Erin Delaney, on their book Judicial Federalism in Australia: History, Theory, Read the rest

Book Forum on Susan Bartie’s Free Hands and Minds: Pioneering Australian Legal Scholars

AUSPUBLAW is pleased to present another of our occasional series of book forums. In this book forum, Katherine Biber, Brendan Lim and Heather Roberts reflect on Susan Bartie’s Free Hands and Minds: Pioneering Australian Legal Scholars. Susan Bartie Read the rest

Book Forum: Katherine Biber

Katherine Biber provides the first post in our book forum on Susan Bartie’s Free Hands and Minds: Pioneering Australian Legal Scholars. To see all posts please click here. Click through for posts by Brendan Lim and Heather RobertsRead the rest

Book Forum: Brendan Lim

Brendan Lim provides the second post in our book forum on Susan Bartie’s Free Hands and Minds: Pioneering Australian Legal Scholars. To see all posts please click here. Click through for posts by Katherine Biber and Heather RobertsRead the rest

Book Forum: Heather Roberts

Heather Roberts provides the third post in our book forum on Susan Bartie’s Free Hands and Minds: Pioneering Australian Legal Scholars. To see all posts please click here. Click through for posts by Katherine Biber and Brendan LimRead the rest

Book Forum: Susan Bartie

Susan Bartie replies to reflections from Katherine Biber, Brendan Lim and Heather Roberts on her book Free Hands and Minds: Pioneering Australian Legal Scholars. To see all posts, please click here.

BY SUSAN BARTIE

It was a … Read the rest

The Constitutional Historiography of the Palace Letters

BY WILL PARTLETT

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s dismissal by Governor-General Sir John Kerr in 1975 occupies an important part of Australian collective historical memory. It does so for good reason. By any account, the decision by an unelected representative of … Read the rest

‘For Your Private Consideration’: Secret Documents and the Public Meaning of the Constitution

BY HENRY COOPER

It is requisite that [a] resolution be notified to the people who are to obey it. … [I]t is incumbent on the promulgators to do it in the most public and perspicuous manner; not like Caligula, who

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